Pitch perfect

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New rugby pitches (large version)

Surfacing is starting on the new pitches (shown above) for Weymouth Rugby Club as part of the relief road works.

The former pitches on top of the disused Lodmoor landfill were very uneven and had poor drainage. Now that landfill remediation works have been done, there is a cover layer of earth over the landfill, with a membrane over that and a metre of fill over the membrane.

On top of this fill layer we are now putting in pitch drainage and the right type of topsoil for a good playing surface, which is seeded with a specialised grass mix.

Given the right growing conditions, the pitches may be available for use later this year.

Unfortunately this is the one area of the scheme where we can’t use topsoil from elsewhere on the scheme – due to the specialised surface required for playing fields – so over the next two weeks we will be bringing in topsoil along Monmouth Avenue.

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